GIVING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
Donating is a major mood-booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research has identified a link between making a donation and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure – proving that as the old adage goes, it really is far better to give than to receive.
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GIVING STRENGTHENS PERSONAL VALUES
In research, Why we give, a feeling of social conscience was the most widely-given reason to give . Whatever type of charity work they supported, 96% said they felt they had a moral duty to use what they had to help others, a sentiment very much rooted in their personal values and principles.
Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege, and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own personal values and feel like we’re living in a way that is true to our own ethical beliefs.
GIVING IS MORE IMPACTFUL THAN EVER
Many people are concerned that their donations may be reduced by tax or administrative costs, preventing the full amount from reaching the people or causes they really want to help. Thankfully there are ways to make the most of every donation.
GIVING INTRODUCES YOUR CHILDREN TO THE IMPORTANCE OF GENEROSITY
Sharing the experience of donating with your children shows them from a young age that they can make positive changes in the world. Children naturally love to help others, so nurturing their innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have, and will carry on supporting charity in years to come.
5 GIVING ENCOURAGES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME
Your own donations can inspire your nearest and dearest to give to causes important to them, and could even bring about a family-wide effort to back a charity or charities that have special significance to you as a group.
If this has inspired you to make a donation, we can help. ; whether you want to make a one-off donation, set up a donation plan, or find out how to donate your time.